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When BARTLETT played with MARTIN SALINAS/guitar/vocals and KENNY WILLIAMSON/drums in McKenna, WA. @ Liquid Soul Coffee Roasters, Salinas sang 'Rainy Night In Georgia'' by Ray Charles.
'Georgia On My Mind was written by HOAGY CARMICHAEL and STUART GORRELL in 1930. Ray Charles's cover of that tune is the one version that most folks remember...I do anyway, WILLIE NELSON, LOUIS ARMSTONG, DAVE BRUBECK, DEAN MARTIN, BRENDA LEE, GLENN MILLER and many others also recorded this cover. Ray Charles was born in the State of Georgia and recorded the song in 1960. It's on his album called 'THE GENIUS HITS THE ROAD'. It became Georgia's State song in 1979. For more, go HERE.
The song is listed as the number one song of Charles by ANN SIPER . Here's her top ten Ray Charles Song List:
"1. Georgia on My Mind
2. Mess Around
3. I Got a Woman
4. What'd I Say
5. Shake Your Tail Feathers
6. You are My Sunshine
7. Unchain My Heart
8. Hit the Road Jack
9. I Can't Stop Loving you
10. You Don't Know Me"
She has Ray Charles's life history info. at her post too. Check it out. Jan
Below, I've posted related video links. The featured video is Ray Charles doing, of course 'Georgia On My Mind', from VIDEONOSEIRI on YOUTUBE. This is what it says on the video page: " Uploaded on
Lots Going on in Georgia, links below. More Ray Charles too.
1.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, from 35377
2.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Aretha Frankin, from arethafan2006 live audio recording.
3.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Michael Bolton, from MrKingsRow
4.] GEORGIA ON MY MIND, by Michael Buble', from Douglas Ong
5.] RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA, by Ray Charles, from Renato Corrêa
6.] RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA, by Ray Charles, from Victor Más another fun version
7.] HIT THE ROAD JACK original, by Ray Charles, from bengoaunai
8.] WHAT'D I SAY?, by Ray Charles, from king689soulclassic
9.] I GOT A WOMAN ,by Ray Charles, from 19912005311
10.] MESS AROUND, by Ray Charles, from Eagle Rock from Legends of Rock and Roll DVD.
11.] A SONG FOR YOU, by Leon Russell, Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, from galoop67 one of my favorite songs Jan